New Orleans Premises Liability Lawyer
Attorney John S. Williams puts your interests first when handling your injury claim
Property owners need to make sure they take precautions to keep their property safe. They need to make sure there are no hazardous situations that could cause a serious injury. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes occur in restaurants, department stores, an apartment complex, a parking garage or other public places. When these accidents happen, property owners need to be held accountable if they failed to make their property safe.
Attorney John S. Williams can help you demand the compensation you deserve for medical expenses and other damages. The founder of The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC, attorney Williams has more than 15 years of legal experience handling premises liability cases and other personal injury claims.
Guided by compassion and driven by passion for justice, attorney Williams knows how to find the evidence you need to build the strongest possible legal case. He truly understands how the legal system works in Louisiana. You can count on our law firm when it matters most.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is a legal term used to describe a personal injury accident that occurs on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. Premises liability accidents can occur on public or privately-owned property.
Often, premises liability accidents occur due to lack of maintenance, whether it’s failing to clean up something spilled on the floor or more long-term lack of maintenance, resulting in deteriorating conditions. In either case, the property owners can be held responsible (liable) for their actions or inaction.
For a premises liability claim to be successful, the injured party and their attorney often need to prove that the property owner knew about the hazardous situation or should have known, especially if the dangerous condition had been that way for a long period of time.
This process might sound simple but finding the evidence needed to build a strong premises liability claim can often be very challenging. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced premises liability lawyer thoroughly investigating your case right from the start.
What are common premises liability accidents?
Accidents which occur on other people’s property due to negligence or neglect can cover a wide range. Some of the most common premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security (including physical assault)
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Restaurant accidents
- Hotel accidents
This is just a small sampling of some of the most common premises liability cases. Other types of accidents often occur in stores, theaters, public parks and apartment complexes. In each case, each one requires an in-depth investigation by an experienced premises liability lawyer.
Why do premises liability accidents happen?
Premises liability accidents often occur due to the negligent actions (or inaction) of property owners. Whether it’s a private homeowner, business or a city, town or parish, they need to make sure their property is safe and free of hazardous situations. When they don’t, accidents can easily happen. Some of the specific reasons why often include:
- Lack of maintenance
- Poor lighting
- Unsecured objects falling and striking someone
- Lack of security
Property owners can’t simply say they didn’t know there was a problem. It’s their job to maintain their property on a regular basis and do everything they can to prevent premises liability accidents. When they fail to do so, an experienced premises liability attorney can help you hold the property owner accountable for their actions.
How much is my premises liability claim worth?
Every premises liability claim is different. So is the value of each case. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the length of your recovery and whether you sustained a permanent disability in your accident, the value of your claim could vary widely. Some may be worth a few thousand dollars. Others may be worth millions of dollars.
It’s also important to make sure that your claim covers all your injury-related expenses – including medical expenses – now and in the future. Often, you only receive money one time for all your expenses. That’s why it’s important that you have an experienced premises liability attorney fighting for the maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Can I file a lawsuit for my premise liability accident?
Yes. You have the right to file lawsuit or take other legal action to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserves for your injury in Louisiana. Often, injury victims file a lawsuit if their claim has been denied or if the insurance company for the at-fault party refuses to negotiate.
An experienced premises liability lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the property owner, their insurance company and anyone else responsible for compensating you. Taking legal action and going to court can be challenging. That’s why it’s critical that you have an attorney on your side who understands how the legal system works and who can be your advocate for justice.
How much time do I have to file a premises liability lawsuit in Louisiana?
Louisiana has strict deadlines for premises liability accidents. From the date of your accident, you only have one year to file a premises liability lawsuit or take other legal action. Many courts are very strict about this deadline. If you wait too long to take legal action, you could miss out on your opportunity to get the money you need for your injury.
Attorney John S. Williams understands what’s at stake. He realizes the urgency of these complex cases. That’s why he wants to get straight to work on your case. He knows how to find the evidence you need. He knows how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies. If they refuse to cooperate, he will not hesitate to take legal action on your behalf.
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